beneficial uses

Beneficial uses are uses of water protected against degradation such as: domestic, municipal,agricultural and industrial supply; power generation; recreation; aesthetic enjoyment; navigation and preservation of fish and wildlife, and other aquatic resources or preserves. Existing beneficial uses are uses that were attained in the surface or groundwater after Nov. 28, 1975 and potential beneficial uses are uses that would develop in the future through control measures.  (SWRCB)
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  • To Whoever it may concern: To the responsibility in Reclamation Bureau: It is disgusting to not mention that 50% of FRESH FOOD CROPS come from NorCal. Please clarify that 2/3 of Delta is San Joaquin County, not SoCal semi-arid desert (USGS soil maps). There has been rape creep over 100 years from Pardee Reservoir for Port of Oakland area. The Five Delta Counties Coalition is outspoken against the unending California Fix proposal. That is counting only initial costs not major losses in agri-tourism, health, etc. Drought doubles drought cycles, to dusty Delta breezes for the region and towards the Capitol in due time for wake up calls. Now a stealth mini-tunnel is approved by urban supervisors with Mokelumne River Aqueduct. That is usurping underground tributary waters, with dirty recharging. Transports are from unincorporated areas ( 100 year generation small agri-tourism families paying taxes, with national and international awards in heart healthy wine and olive oil). That non-represented sell-out of growers is to trickle yearly to East Bay MUD and to Tracy, with urban increase of 9,000 to 90,000 within past few decades. Tracy is near the Delta River and Salt energy in Desalination costs less than concrete tunnels. The Governor Abbott of Texas immediately commented on increased flooding from too much concrete (jungle) from housing developments. That did not allow percolating rain to groundwater, aquifers, tributaries in the Natural GROUND WATER Cycle (USDA/NRSC poster). With a foot subsidence in San Joaquin County (northernmost of 28 counties in Central Valley), who has his or name on the next California earthquake? With 90% of Californians living on the coast, please promote more cost effective Salt-energy in Desalination process. Who wants to control USA fresh food crops? Stop the destructive grab of Groundwater, and concrete jungles. Sincerely, Jjjjshaw@verizon.net Prof-author & Grower, Lodi, CA 95242 (part of Delta Loop and Sierras)

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